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Bear Archery was founded by Fred Bear and Charles Piper in Detroit Michigan in 1933 as the Bear Products Company.The initial focus was on silk-screening and advertising support work for automotive companies.In 1938 Bear hired Nels Grumley, a woodworker and bowyer, and the company expanded to offer hand-made bows.Nels was a fantastic craftsman, and his skills were reflected in the quality of the bows he made.His body was cremated, and his ashes spread near the Au Sable River in Northern Michigan, where he liked to flyfish.The Coin Medallion: Beginning in 1959 all Bear bows had a coin medallion of one type of metal or another.Upon Nels departure, Fred moved another employee by the name of Bob Meeker over to supervise the manufacturing of the new bow lines.

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The third book was "Fred Bear’s World of Archery", published in 1979.Fred struggled with chronic emphysema later on in life, and suffered a heart attack while living in Florida and was admitted to a hospital in Gainesville.